ASES honors persons making significant contributions to the Society and generally within the field of solar and renewable energy each year. ASES confers six separate awards, as well regularly naming new Fellows. The 2013 award recipients are listed on this page, while previous award winners are listed on the home page for each award.
The award process for 2014 is nearly complete, and award recipients will be announced prior to the National Solar Conference in San Francisco in July. Nominations for 2015 awards will open on January 1, 2015.
Any member of ASES who has been a member for at least ten consecutive years and has served with distinction in the advancement of solar energy utilization by way of research, education, public service, and/or service to ASES, is eligible for nomination to the grade of Fellow of ASES.
The winner will have made a significant contribution to the American Solar Energy Society or to the field of solar energy. No geographical limitations are imposed and the winner need not be a member of the society.
Honors pioneers in the passive solar design field who have set the stage for others to follow. Honorees are men and women who developed the theories, early research efforts, new concepts, and opportunities for later researchers to develop. Their foresight, innovative thinking, and creativity opened the doors for others.
This award recognizes special contributions to the American Solar Energy Society. It honors those whose volunteer efforts on behalf of the society have significantly advanced ASES’s ability to meet its mission.
The recipient of this award/scholarship must be a graduate student concentrating his or her program in the field of solar energy, and be a current member of the American Solar Energy Society. The student’s graduate program should emphasize solar and the application must include an explanation of the applicant’s future plans in the field.
The recipient needs to have made a significant contribution to solar technology in any area. No geographical limitations are imposed and the recipient need not be a member of the Society.
The recipient is recognized as making a significant contribution to the acceptance and advancement of women in the field of solar energy development or deployment.